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Poster: turnphilup Date: Jul 20, 2010 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry's coma

July 1986, know about that one, but what the hell happened in July 1992 as well? I had tickets to Venetta that August and Jerry went and got sick again, I mean he was "exhausted" again. They canceled these shows and at Shoreline as well. Man,I was so pissed. Selfish I know, but weren't we all at some time? After seeing the bootleg of Sunshine Daydream and the vibe of that wonderful 1972 show, I could not wait to get to Oregon. The tickets even said "The Grateful Dead and other stuff". I always wondered what that "other stuff", was going to be? Anyone care to guess. Most likely Kesey and some Prankster shenanigans. I used to plan my vacations around the boys, and this was one trip I hated to cancel. Oh well, they say chasing the dragon leaves you quite fatigued. I should have figured. The band was never the same to me after this last episode, and it was downhill over the next 3 years(sound wise)to me, right up to the bitter end. I still kept going though, looking for that elusive sound or moment. If was just to shake my bones, or just stand and stare in shear awe. I had to be there. Listening to shows from '93 to '95 now, I wish I had not wasted my time and resources, but man, back then, there was no place I would rather be! The anticipation of the first song after the lights went down, was just heavenly, or what I picture heaven to be like. Peace to all. Thanks to the archive for letting me chase that sound.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 20, 2010 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry's coma

nice post. I understand. I saw my last shows in 92 right after that break - they sucked, sound sucked, playing lackluster. I moved up to AK and for the enxt three years I longed and ached to see the band. Now in retrospect I know I didn't miss out on shit and spared myself disappointment but like you I would have kept searching for the sound